ROBERT SMITH and his chums are coming to Portugal for the first time on March 8. Pavilhão Atlântico in Lisbon will be the venue for a memorable concert that The Cure will undoubtedly provide for their fans.
The Cure is an English rock band formed in Crawley, Sussex in 1976. The band has experienced quite a lot of line-up changes but frontman, guitarist and main songwriter Robert Smith has been in the band since the beginning.
He is well-known for his iconic wild hair, pale skin tone, smudged lipstick and often dark and absorbed lyrics.
The members of The Cure started releasing music in the late 1970s. Their debut album Three Imaginary Boys and early singles placed them as part of the post-punk and New Wave movements that had risen up in the wake of the punk rock revolution in the UK.
Throughout the early 1980s, the band’s increasingly dark and anguished music helped to form the gothic rock genre.
Following the release of their 1982 album Pornography, the band’s future was doubtful and Robert Smith was keen to move past the gloomy status that he had cultivated.
With the 1982 single Let’s Go to Bed, Smith began to introduce more of a pop sensibility into the band’s music.
The Cure’s reputation improved as the decade wore on, especially in the United States, where the songs Just Like Heaven, Lovesong and Friday I’m in Love entered the Billboard Top 40 charts.
At the start of the 1990s, The Cure were one of the most admired alternative rock bands in the world and to date have sold approximately 27 million albums.
By 2007, The Cure had released 12 studio albums and more than 30 singles. A 13th album is coming soon.
Check their songs in www.myspace.com/thecure